The Jive got its start during the energetic yet turbulent times of WWII. It’s a tamed-down version of wild, frenetic dances like the Jitterbug and Lindy Hop.
Having been involved in thousands of group classes over the past 10 years, we found that the Jive was challenging for beginners to learn because of the quick footwork involved. Rather than jumping right into triple rhythm, our program, which has proven to be highly successful, teaches this dance in two phases. First, we cover all the step patterns in Single-Rhythm Jive, which is fairly slow and easy to learn. Then we upgrade those figures you already know with Triple Rhythm. This not only makes it easier to grasp everything, but it gives you a fallback dance you can use when the music is too fast. You get two dances for the price of one!
In this video dance class that totals 90 minutes of instruction, you’ll learn the basic elements of Jive with a common group of figures that you can use to look great in any social dance setting. We give you enough technique that you can look polished quite easily.